There are now nine stages of grief and The Babadook is at least two of them. The gang's all here to discuss the dramatic horror (or horrific drama) film The Babadook. Addison, Joe, John, and Kat discuss the grieving process, using monsters as metaphors, and the dumbest things we have ever been scared of.
Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent
Released January 17th, 2014
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear
Grieving and exhausted widow Amelia is trying to navigate her life as a single mother to Samuel, her 6-year-old son with major emotional problems. While Amelia tries to be a good mother to Sam, she is constantly reminded of her husband who died in a horrific car crash while she was going into labor. One night Amelia reads Sam a bedtime story of Mr. Babadook, and shortly after weird things begin happening around them. It isn't long before Amelia and Sam are forced to face their demons by the way of The Babadook.